09 May The Manganiyar Seduction leaves jaws dropped
Despite leaving the Arts Centre Melbourne more than two months ago, the Manganiyar Seduction performance has left jaws-dropped in the photos from the event. The musical and visual masterpiece featured forty musicians from the deserts of Rajasthan in the creative works of Indian Shakespeare Company director, Roysten Abel.
The musicians are from the heart of the Thar Desert and are seated in a four-storey bank of 36 red-curtained pods, inspired by the Hawa Mahal Palace in Jaipur and Amsterdam’s Red Light District. Manganiyar Seduction was first created to open the Delhi Film Festival in 2006 but the success of the performance has seen the musicians tour the globe ever since.
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